2010 Chevrolet Express 2500

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$25,775

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2010 Chevrolet Express 2500
2010 Chevrolet Express 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Interior space
  • Gasoline V-8 performance
  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo-hauling capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability and handling without StabiliTrak
  • Noise
  • Resale value

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Up to 15-passenger capacity
  • Three duty levels available
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Choice of many gasoline V-8s
  • Diesel V-8 available in cargo vans
  • StabiliTrak standard on all passenger vans

2010 Chevrolet Express 2500 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s full-size Express is available as a passenger or cargo van with rear-wheel drive in 1500, 2500 and 3500 duty levels. The Express competes with other full-size vans, including the Ford E-Series and Dodge Sprinter. The GMC Savana is closely related to the Express.

New for 2010
The 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.0-liter engines are E85 compatible, and 2500 and 3500 models get a six-speed automatic transmission and revised rear axles to improve low-end torque and drivability.

Exterior
Express vans are built on a separate box frame. Overall height and length of the Express and its competitors vary among different models, with variables like longer wheelbases and extended roofs. Half-ton Express models get standard 17-inch wheels. Standard flat and convex exterior mirrors on each side provide a wider field of vision.

  • 1500 versions come on a regular-length wheelbase (135 inches)
  • 2500 and 3500 also available in extended-wheelbase form (155 inches)

Interior
A driver information center in the instrument cluster displays instructions for maintenance and warnings when the vehicle’s transmission is overheating, or if a situation such as a theft attempt has taken place. A fuel-operated heater is available on vans with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine to quickly heat the interior in cold weather. The system features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater that uses diesel fuel to generate heat.

  • Seating for two in cargo vans
  • Seating for eight, 12 or 15 in passenger vans
  • 60/40-split left-side entry/load door available on regular-length models

Under the Hood
Five available engines range from a 4.3-liter V-6 to a turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8. All engines have air-filter and oil-life monitors. The 6.0-liter V-8 has a fast-idle option that makes it easier to run accessories while the vehicle is idling. Vans equipped with the turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 have a standard 3.73 axle ratio and an optional locking rear limited-slip differential.

Properly equipped, the Express can tow up to 10,000 pounds. The heavy-duty G-3500 is available for RV and commercial cutaway applications; it has an even longer wheelbase and a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,200 pounds. The 1500 has a GVW of up to 7,300 pounds; it’s 8,600 pounds for the 2500 and 9,600 pounds for the 3500.

For 2010, 2500 and 3500 models get a six-speed automatic and revised rear axles that GM says will improve low-end torque and improve drivability.

  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque
  • 280-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 296 pounds-feet of torque
  • 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 334 pounds-feet of torque
  • 323-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 373 pounds-feet of torque
  • 250-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 460 pounds-feet of torque

Safety
Standard in all passenger vans and available in cargo models are side curtain airbags. Passenger models come with electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. Other standard safety features for all models include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Lap/shoulder belts for all center seats

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior design 3.5
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

I own this Van and this is what I believe !

I think anyone looking for a good and reliable van this is a good choice,It will carry 12 passenger in comfort and the price of petro per trip is not bad !

3.9

Great power and gas mileage for size

This vehicle has the six liter V8 6 Speed automatic transmission has great power and get up and go as well as great gas mileage averaging about 15.4 on the highway which you can't complain for 12 passenger van. Past finding several interior flaws that shouldn't cost to much to fix just a little aggravating and partially dry rotted tires that were shinned over at the lot to where I didn't notice them more aggravating everything else seems to be great on it and running and doing fine. Meets our needs for a family of 8 was still room in the back to haul extra stuff.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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